Inclusive Skating sessions are aimed at families with a member who has a disability, life limiting condition and/or additional need, to come along, have fun and play on the ice together. Inclusive Skating’s ethos is that everybody should be able to attend, regardless of ability.
At Inclusive Skating you can come along and play, learn to skate, learn to play sledge hockey, and soon we hope you will be able to learn to play ice hockey! Watch this space as the project grows and grows.
We very pleased to announce the RETURN of Inclusive Skating Peterborough! You can play, learn to skate and have a go at para ice hockey. The session is inclusive so all the family are welcome to take part.
Time: 18:30 to 7:30pm
Frequency: It’s every other week, starting Monday 21 May
Price: £2 per person
Booking: www.bookwhen.com/inclusiveskating (in advance only, payment via paypal)
Car Park: Its £1 for 3 hours and you must purchase a ticket outside the reception area
The project is possible due to funding from the US based Horner Foundation for Special Olympics so we are particularly targeting young people with learning disabilities. Also, funding from Living Sport Satellite Clubs so we are also hoping to reach inactive 14 to 19 year olds with disabilities. The latter group will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire on first arrival.
We are registered with both Special Olympics and Inclusive Skating so those who wish to compete can do so.
We have made 7 bookings to begin with in line with Planet Ice’s bookings policy, we will review this in August subject to numbers attending.
If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact Nikki Griffiths or Kay Greenaway on 01733 330815 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.inspirepeterborough.com/special-olympics/
With thanks to Comic Relief Red Nose Day Community Cash and Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, Inclusive Skating sessions began at Planet Ice Peterborough on 5th June 2015. Inclusive Ice Skating was the idea of Ice Skating Coach and Inspire Peterborough Marketing and Events Officer Gail Howard, and Calum Titmus Special Olympic Figure Skating champion. Calum is autistic with severe learning difficulties, difficulty in communicating with others, epilepsy and a mental health condition.
One of the many fabulous reviews of Inclusive Skating: “Inspire Peterborough is fab. It gives so many people of various ages and ability the chance to experience the ice. I started taking my two daughters skating and they loved it, but what made it even more special was seeing my 42 year old brothers face the first time I took him. As he is blind and confined to a wheelchair he would never have got this opportunity if it wasn’t for the wonderful team at inspire!!”